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October 24, 2006

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Beholdmyswarthyface

Thanks for posting this very informative article. Definitely the best Japan blog on the web.

One thing, however: I don't think it's fair to describe Zizek as the "Rambo of postmodernism." I think his project (along with that of Fred Jameson and other Marxist critics) is, if anything, a sustained attack on "postmodern" philosophy in an effort to de-relativize ethics and revive the old dead concepts like "universality" "totality" and "the absolute." In this sense, Zizek clearly positions himself against "weak thought" postmodernists such as Lyotard and Deleuze.

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